Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

  • Students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K-7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English Language Arts through Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). This ensures opportunities for appropriate levels of academic challenge. Only students who are currently enrolled and attending a WCPSS school during the open nomination and testing window are eligible to be considered for SSA.

    Test Request Deadlines

    Test Requests for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar deadline.

    •  Leadership Academies, Modified and Year-Round Track 1:  Feb. 20-24, 2023
    •  Traditional Calendar and Year-Round Tracks 2, 3 and 4:  March 20-24, 2023

    Testing Windows

    Students will be tested for SSA placement for the 2023-24 school year during the testing windows indicated below. No requests for testing outside these windows will be accepted. 

    • Leadership Academies:  March 28 - April 11, 2023
    • Modified Calendar, Year-Round Tracks 1, 2 and 3:  April 4 - 19, 2023
    • Traditional Calendar and Year-Round Track 4:  April 18 - May 3, 2023

    Your request for testing must be documented and provided to the AIG Teacher. The request must clearly indicate which one subject you wish for your student to be tested. Contact your student's AIG teacher for more information regarding this process.

    2023-24 Test Request Form (ESP)

    Reach out to the SSA Contact at your child’s school with any questions.

  • 2020-2021 School Year: Because schools closed early due to Covid last school year, families still have the option to request SSA testing for their children. Requests can be submitted through August 28, 2020. If you would like a test request form or more information about the SSA program, please contact our AIG teacher Jill Molloy at More information about the timing of SSA testing will be coming soon.